Maintenance And Storage; Product Specifications; Customer Responsibilities - Husqvarna 524ST Owner's Manual

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Donotputhands orfeetnearor under rotating parts.
Keepclearofthe discharge o pening andfrontauger
areaat alltimes.
Exercise e xtreme caution when operating o nor cross-
inggravel d rives, w alks or roads. S tayalertforhidden
hazards or traffic.
Afterstriking a foreign object, s toptheengine (motor),
remove wirefromthe sparkplug,thoroughly i nspect
snow thrower f oranydamage, andrepair t hedamage
before restarting a ndoperating t hesnowthrower.
If the unitshouldstartto vibrate abnormally, stopthe
engine (motor) a ndcheckimmediately forthecause.
Vibration is generally a warning oftrouble.
Stop theengine (motor) w henever youleave theoper-
atingposition, b eforeunclogging t he auger/impeller
housing or discharge chuteandwhenmakingany
repairs, a djustments, or inspections.
When cleaning, repairing, or inspecting, make certain
allcontrols a redisengaged andtheauger/impeller and
allmoving partshavestopped. Disconnect thespark
plugwireandkeep thewireaway fromthesparkplug
toprevent accidental starting.
Take allpossible precautions w henleaving the snow
thrower unattended. Disengage theauger/impeller,
stop
engine (motor), andremove key.
Donot runthe engine(motor) indoors, except w hen
startingthe engine(motor) andfortransporting the
snow thrower i noroutofthebuilding. Opentheoutside
doors.
WARNING:
Exhaust fumes are dan-
gerous (containing
CARBON MONOX-
IDE, an ODORLESS and DEADLY GAS).
Do not clear snow across the face of slopes. Exercise
extreme caution when changing direction on slopes.
Do not attempt to clear steep slopes.
Never operate the snow th rower without proper guards,
plates or other safety protective devices in place.
Never operate the snow thrower near glass enclo-
sures, automobiles, window wells, drop-offs, and the
like without proper adjustment of the snow discharge
angle. Keep children and pets away.
Do not overload the machine capacity by attempting
to clear snow at too fast a rate.
Never operate the machine at high transport speeds
on slippery surfaces. Look behind and use care when
backing up.
Never direct discharge at bystanders or allow anyone
in front of the unit.
Disengage power to the auger/impeller
when snow
thrower is transported or not in use.
Use only attachments
and accessories approved by
the manufacturer of the snow thrower (such as wheel
weights, counterweights, cabs, tire chains, electric start
kits, etc.).
Never operate the snow thrower without good visibility
or light. Always be sure of your footing and keep a firm
hold on the handles. Walk; never run.
Do not overreach. Keep proper footing and balance at
all times.
This snow thrower is for use on sidewalks, driveways
and other ground level surfaces.
Do not use the snow thrower on surfaces above ground
level such as roofs of residences, garages, porches or
other such structures or buildings.
MAINTENANCE
AND STORAGE
Check shear bolts and other bolts at frequent intervals
for proper tightness to be sure the equipment is in safe
working condition.
Never store the snow thrower with fuel inthetankinside
a building where ignition sources are present such as
hot water and space heaters, clothes dryers, and the
like. Allow the engine (motor) to cool before storing in
any enclosure.
Always refer to operator's guide instructions for im-
portant details if the snow thrower is to be stored for
an extended period.
Maintain or replace safety and instruction labels, as
necessary.
Run the snow thrower, with auger engaged,
a few
minutes after throwing snow to clear the machine and
prevent freeze-up of the auger/impeller.
CONGRATULATIONS
on your purchase of a new snow
thrower. It has been designed, engineered and manufactured
to give best possible dependability and performance.
Should you experience
any problem you cannot easily
remedy, please contact your nearest authorized service
center/department.
We have competent, well-trained tech-
nicians and the proper tools to service or repair this unit.
Please read and retain this manual. The instructions will
enable you to assemble and maintain your snow thrower
properly. Always observe the "SAFETY RULES".
SERIAL NUMBER:
DATE OF PURCHASE:
THE MODELAND SERIAL NUMBERSWILL BE FOUND
ON A DECAL ATTACH ED TOTH E REAR OFTHE SNOW
THROWER HOUSING.
YOU SHOULD RECORD BOTH SERIAL NUMBER AND
DATE OF PURCHASE AND KEEP IN A SAFE PLACE
FOR FUTURE REFERENCE.
PRODUCT
SPECIFICATIONS
Gasoline Capacity 2.0 Quarts
and Type:
Unleaded Regular only
Oil Type
SAE 30 (above 40°F)
(API-SF-SJ):
SAE 5W-30 or 10W-30 (0 ° to +40°F
SAE 0W-30 (below 0°F)
Oil Capacity:
21 Ounces
Spark Plug:
Champion RN4C (Gap: .030")
CUSTOMER
RESPONSIBILITIES
Read and observe the safety rules.
Follow a regular schedule in maintaining, caring for
and using your snow thrower.
Follow the instructionsunder"Maintenance" and "Stor-
age" sections of this owner's manual.

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